For a long time we’ve known about the impact and importance of making connections with people around us. Whether shy or outgoing, introvert or extrovert, having those in our lives we can open up to is one of the biggest indicators of wellbeing.
During Covid and other worldwide challenges, we’ve seen people realising this even more… and yet new challenges and obstacles to making those connections have emerged.
In this session we will look at the evidence behind why connecting is important, explore ways of making the most of our connections (it’s quality over quantity) and use the session itself as a way of getting the conversation started.
We all prefer to connect in different ways, so please be assured that I will do my best to ensure that the session is run in a way which suits those who are naturally more outgoing, those who prefer to sit and listen, and those in-between!
Connection – what is it and why is it such a powerful indicator of mental health and wellbeing?
Barriers to Connection
Introverts and Extroverts: myths and realities
Exploring the Psychology of loneliness – why is it a key issue and a growing problem in today’s workplaces? What does the research say?
The power of genuine listening
Tools and techniques to connect, whatever our preferred style
A second 1hr follow up workshop is available which explores these concepts in more depth and also looks at Emotional Intelligence and the research and evidence of Mindfulness, Compassion and Self-Compassion within the topic of ‘Connecting’. Each workshop offers a takeaway document too.
With a background in business, education and leadership, Tom is passionate about helping raise awareness within the topics of mental health, wellbeing and personal development. He combines lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges with professional knowledge and outstanding teaching and training skills, resulting in the delivery of empowering sessions and workshops which consistently receive very positive feedback.
As a lifelong learner and educator, he works with individuals, organisations and businesses to increase awareness of positive psychology topics and mental health, working to embed both individual and team skills that help safeguard people’s wellbeing, prevent future problems and enable them to thrive.